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  1. Got me some Bill Hersch 1950 Buick enamel. 3 coats later and here's what I've got! (I painted the oil bath air cleaner also, thats why its on not) Tomorrow I'm adding the "Buick Fireball" decal. (I'll post the finished product tomorrow also)<br /> <br /> <a href="http://s33.photobucket.com/albums/d95/hillsboroman/BUICK/?action=view&current=BuickStraight8.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d95/hillsboroman/BUICK/BuickStraight8.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> </div>
  2. Nice! Looks real good. Pretty recent paint?
  3. UPDATE: Took the Valvoline VR1 20w-50 out and put in straight 30w and that helped ALOT! Its what its ran on its whole life. So I'm just gonna keep it that way. Also re-adjusted the carb and its running just perfect.
  4. Check this out! Original 'allstate" bias spare tire, original 1950 shop manual! and some old mags, and look at that cooler!!
  5. So as most of you know I now have a 1950 Buick Super. Its a really great car. Anyway here's the deal. Did new plugs, coil, condenser, oil change, and new tranny fluid. We adjusted the carb also. Its a Carter, 2bl. and was rebuilt just a couple years ago. It seems to be functioning just fine. (looked down in it with a flash light and both pumps are pumping gas into the carb) Here's the deal. From a dead stop in Drive it acts like it has a load, or is fluttering a little and acting like it doesn't have full power. (i also redid all the vacuum lines so they're fine) If you really push it, it gets up a goes like a bat out of hell, but if you just barley give it gas the first 5 seconds of acceleration is when it does this kinda sluggish / skipping thing. Any suggestions? or advice? Thanks! Shaun
  6. So I've been trying to get my carb / fuel mixture just right. She idols just fine, however when I put it in drive and barley touch the throttle, it kinda hesitates a little and acts like its either getting too much gas.... or too little. It feels like its pulling almost like there's some sort of something pulling...not sure what the heck that is. Even when I'm going 35-40mph it just feels like something is pulling. Then when I come to a stop, then start going again the first couple seconds of acceleration it acts up like its a fuel problem.. what do you all think? Thanks!
  7. there we go. I don't know why You Tube defaults to "private". I changed it to public now.
  8. Check it out, made a little video of my car. Let me know what you think! <object height="340" width="560"> <embed src="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aEbmq0_PbG4&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" height="340" width="560"></object>
  9. yea I was wondering why everyone was saying 10w, thats WAY too thin for any old engine. Good way to wear it out! I have 20w-50 and even thats a little thin. So I'm going to a straight 30w.
  10. It was a real nice day today here in Portland so I thought i'd take the opportunity to take some nice pics of the Buick! Check em out!
  11. wow. pretty high price. thats a solid $3,500 car.
  12. Was wondering what you all use in your straight 8's? I did an oil change and now i've got a lifter clicking the valve cover when she's cold, and it actually really never goes away, just gets quieter. Before the oil change it was just fine.. I used Valvoline VR1 20w-50 with high zinc.
  13. Well, this is a pretty amazing story. Here goes: This car was originally purchased in Portland Oregon by Jack Deswart, him and his wife owned the car until 1995 (his wife called it Mrs. Daisy) When he sold it an an estate sale it had 19,000 miles on it! (Jack was also the Tillamook County Sheriff) In 1995 Scott Benwell purchased the car and kept it until Oct 2009. Jack didn't drive it much so it spent a lot of its time in his dairy barn with a tarp over it. In 2005 the top end was rebuilt as well as the carb. So Jack brought the car from Tillamook to Portland for me to check it out. As of now it has 28,000 original miles!, original paint, interior, shop manual, everything this is untouched and in mint condition. Its really amazing. Check out the pics. Tell me what you guys think!
  14. looks like someone re-did some wiring at some point.
  15. What oil would you recommend? I was running Valvoline VR1 with high zinc in my 52' chevy. Would that be fine to run in the buick too? Thank you!
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